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Rick Klein reports of local business leaders requesting forums with police and traffic officials to discuss their concerns and already instructing employees to work from home or take the days off. Even Massachusetts General Hospital is scheduling appointments for early in the day for each of the convention days. LINK

For all of those concerned about commuting problems, the Globe reports on the city's detour plan for when I-93 gets shut down. LINK

And here's another story from the Globe on commuter dismay over the subway station, North Station, right near the Fleet Center, which is being closed for security reasons.LINK

The politics of TANF:

Bruce Alpert with the New Orleans Times-Picayune Notes that reauthorization of the welfare bill in the Senate may be in doubt, although bipartisan agreement on its effectiveness prevails. LINK

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